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May 5

Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance: 1931 Cadillac Takes Best In Show

(Photo courtesy: PinehurstConcours.com)

Charles Gillet’s 1931 Cadillac took best in show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance despite strong competition. (Photo courtesy: PinehurstConcours.com)

A striking midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Md., was awarded the Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday.

The car, equipped with a V-16 engine and purchased in 1986 by Gillet and then restored by Pruiett Automotive Restoration, emerged from 119 vintage cars and a strong Class 4 Grand Classics (1925-1948) field to capture the top prize at the second annual showcase. 

May 5

Formula 1 could axe Friday morning practice to cut costs

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan is pushed back into the garage during the third practice session of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15, 2014.  IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK        (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi is pushed into the garage during final practice for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Paul Crock/Getty Images)

F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.

Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.

May 4

MotoGP: Rossi Delighted To Return To Jerez Podium

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Grand Prix of Spain brought joy for Valentino Rossi as he got his second podium of the season and produced a highly competitive performance in Spain.

Finishing the grueling 27-lap 119km contest just 1.5s behind the rampant race-winner Marc Marquez, Rossi appears to have regained the competitiveness which he says will be crucial to his upcoming decision on whether to keep racing beyond 2014. Returning to the Jerez rostrum for the first time since 2010 can only be a positive factor as he contemplates his future.

May 4

MotoGP: Lorenzo Admits Lack Of Race Fitness

Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha’s double MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that he lacks race fitness in the wake of another crushing defeat by a merciless Marc Marquez in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.

Just four races into the season and Lorenzo is a massive 65 points behind his Spanish countryman Marquez who has quickly captured the hearts and minds of home fans.